Liverpool top agent fee table at £43m - Premier League 2018

Liverpool top agent fee table at £43m - Premier League 2018

However, Guardiola, whose side face Rose's Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie next week, encouraged the left-back to stand up and continue the fight against discrimination.

If it emphasises the achievements of the others, it feels all the more improbable that City are still fighting on four fronts when Kevin de Bruyne has only completed 90 minutes three times in the Premier League.

"Phil, we know it, he's young but he can do everything", Guardiola said. The difference is we're in a better position in the FA Cup'. We have hard matches coming up against Liverpool and Manchester United, but Chelsea is a top club.

"Sergio is going to play when he's really, really fit", Guardiola added. "We are going to play with the best side possible".

"I'm quite curious about the teams that achieved something good, for the reason why and what they have done", said Guardiola, who won a Treble with Barcelona in the 2008-08 season.

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The Belgium midfielder has suffered two significant knee injuries this season and picked up a hamstring problem just before the global break.

"I will probably not [reach my best] this season - not compared with a year ago". Now I try to do everything in my power to help the team win games.

Sterling was allegedly targeted by racist abuse earlier in the season at Chelsea and also spoke out as England players suffered more disturbing scenes in Montenegro last month.

"If you were watching from outside, you'd think it looks like City can win all four [trophies] and I think the same", Klopp said ahead of Friday's trip to Southampton. If that means playing five games or 10 games, I'll take it all. Brighton are a side committed to playing attractive football and I'm really looking forward to facing them at this handsome stadium.

While four of the top six have won the Premier League trophy during the last 15 years, Spurs have not won the English title since 1961 or any competition since the 2008 League Cup. A lot of the time you're alone [in the gym] but you have to do it. You can not achieve important titles without important players saying: 'Guys, I'm here.' Fortunately the managers don't play - it's a moment for the players'.

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